Founder | Executive Director
La’Keisha Gray-Sewell is a new media relations and strategic communications consultant by trade, and a girls advocate by life assignment. A nationally recognized urban girls advocate, media literacy expert and speaker, La’Keisha founded Girls Like Me Project to train girls in media literacy and empower them to navigate beyond negative media stereotypes to become global legacy builders. Under her leadership, GLMPI has served more than 500 girls through its transformative programs and events.
A native Chicagoan, La’Keisha has been honored for her work as a girls advocate and social-entrepreneur She has been featured in syndicated media such as the Steve Harvey TV Show, Moms Rising Radio, and WAOK/CBS to name a few. She was also a 2016 Salvation Army Community Hero, named Chicago Defender’s 40 Under 40 to Watch in 2012 as well as among Trumpet Magazine’s Movers and Shakers Under 40.
She is also the producer and host of Voices of Advocacy Radio, a podcast showcasing leading activists, community servants and entrepreneurs. Audience members tune in to truth, community passion, and amplified legacy.
A phenomenal writer, she is currently completing a collection of essays and poetry critically examining the distinctive experiences of coming of age in Urban America.
La’Keisha is also available for speaking engagements, trainings, and programming consultation for youth conferences.
board of directors
Tiffany T. Jones
advisory board member
Rev. Jacqueline Triche Atkins, JD.